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Electronic Systems Engineering

Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research: Raman Paranjape, PhD

Graduate Program Coordinator: Abdul Bais, PhD

For more information about Graduate programs, contact engg.grad@uregina.ca.

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Department Description 

Electronic Systems Engineering conducts research and offers graduate courses in selected areas of RF communication, machine learning, smart grid, optimization of electrical systems, wireless sensor networks, signal/image processing, FPGA system design, neural computing and Power Systems Protection. The Program offers a doctoral degree in Engineering/ESE (PhD/ESE), a Master of Engineering/ESE (MEng/ESE) and a Master of Applied Science/ESE (MASc /ESE). Applicants must meet the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research entrance requirements and must be admitted by the Electronics Systems Engineering Program.

Admissions

MEng applicants from non-engineering backgrounds, or from backgrounds lacking course work normally taken by Canadian engineering undergraduates, are welcome. Applicants who lack experience in Engineering design, law, professionalism and ethics, and economics may be admitted as “qualifying students.” Students who satisfactorily complete the qualifying courses in their first year continue in the MEng program.

Normally, applicants to the PhD program will have completed a thesis-based master’s degree in engineering or a closely related field. However, applicants with a MEng degree may be admitted to the PhD program but are required to take at least one additional course in research methodology. All MASc and PhD students must have an identified supervisor from Electronic Systems Engineering.

Students may transfer from the MEng/ESE to the MASc/ESE degree. Transfer to the MASc program must be approved by ESE. Students are expected to satisfactorily complete at least two ENEL graduate level courses before they are eligible to transfer to the MASc program.

Supervision

Each student has one primary supervisor (see FSGR regulations), who must be an accredited faculty member in ESE. A student may, with the permission of their primary supervisor, seek additional research supervisors from within the ESE program, other programs in engineering, other faculties, or industry. Many research supervisors outside ESE have specific expertise that will enhance the student’s research even though students are required to undertake a thesis that falls primarily in the ESE program area.

Each graduate student, together with the primary supervisor will develop and agree on a program of study, select committee members for PhD (within the first year) and forward to the Program Chair. The MEng degree program is a course-based program of which the project is a required course. MEng students will normally be assigned a project supervisor just prior to starting their project or during the first semester of the MEng project course.

Program Requirements and Procedures

Qualifying students must normally complete all qualifying courses within one (1) year of beginning course work at the U of R. Students should refer to the registration requirements section of this calendar to ascertain that they are following registration obligations. ESE will recommend that a student be required to discontinue if they are not performing satisfactorily in course or research work. 

Courses

Course catalogue and current course offerings.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electronic Systems Engineering (after Master's)

Normally a student will only be admitted to the PhD program following the completion of a Master's program from a recognized university.

Course Credit Hours
ENGG 800 3 credit hours
ENEL 7xx or 8xx 3 credit hours
ENEL 8xx 3 credit hours
ENEL 8xx 3 credit hours
ENxx 8xx 3 credit hours
ENGG 900 0 credit hours
ENEL 901 45 credit hours
TOTAL 60 credit hours
ENGG 401* 3 credit hours

*This course is in addition to the formal credit hour requirements.

All courses will be determined by the student’s supervisory committee, and up to two courses may be taken in related Engineering and Science disciplines. Additional courses may be undertaken in all programs for professional advancement or interest, for example in business, in economics, to learn a foreign language, etc. These courses will be excluded in any calculations of required averages, minimum grades, etc. for the Electronic Systems Programs, but may be used by FGSR in adjudicating scholarships and progress, and will form part of the overall CGPA for the program.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electronic Systems Engineering (after UofR MEng)

The program requirements for a student with a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Regina who is admitted to the PhD program in Engineering are:

Course Credit Hours
ENGG 800 3 credit hours
ENEL 8xx* 3 credit hours
ENEL 8xx* 3 credit hours
ENEL 8xx* 3 credit hours
ENxx or related discipline 8xx 3 credit hours
ENGG 900 0 credit hours
ENGG 903 3 credit hours
ENEL 901 45 credit hours
TOTAL 63 credit hours
ENGG 401**
3 credit hours

**This course is in addition to the formal credit hour requirements

Note: ENGG 903 is a research methodology course, and is to ensure that the student will be adequately prepared for PhD level research. Only students who have received their MENG from U of R are required to take this course.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electronic Systems Engineering (after Bachelor's)
Course Credit Hours
ENGG 800 3 credit hours
ENEL 8xx 3 credit hours
ENxx 8xx 3 credit hours
ENxx 8xx 3 credit hours
ENxx 8xx 3 credit hours
ENxx 8xx 3 credit hours
ENxx 8xx 3 credit hours
ENxx 8xx 3 credit hours
ENxx 8xx 3 credit hours
ENxx or related discipline 8xx 3 credit hours
ENxx or related discipline 8xx 3 credit hours
ENGG 900 0 credit hours
ENEL 901 60 credit hours
TOTAL 93 credit hours
Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Electronic Systems Engineering (thesis)

The Master of Applied Science is a research-oriented program with a thesis requirement.

Course Credit Hours
ENEL 800 to ENEL 884 3 credit hours
ENEL 800 to ENEL 884 3 credit hours
ENEL 7xx or 8xx* 3 credit hours
ENxx or related discipline 7xx or 8xx* 3 credit hours
ENxx or related discipline 3xx to 8xx* 3 credit hours
ENGG 401 3 credit hours
ENGG 900 0 credit hours
ENEL 901 12 credit hours
TOTAL 30 credit hours
*Students may only take one Selected Topics, Special Topics or Directed Reading.
Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electronic Systems Engineering (project)

The Master of Engineering degree program requires each student to complete a two semester project, and is oriented towards students desiring professional rather than academic careers. With careful planning and outside study, students may be able to quality for professional licensing in either Canada or the United States. The MEng degree program complements the Graduate Cooperative Education Program which seeks to integrate the academic experience with professional, on-the-job experience to facilitate professional development. Students are encouraged to consult with APEGS in order to acquire the academic qualifications for registration as a P.Eng or an Engineer-In-Training in Saskatchewan.

Course Credit Hours
ENEL 800 to ENEL 884 3 credit hours
ENEL 800 to ENEL 884 3 credit hours
ENEL 800 - ENEL 884 3 credit hours
ENEL 7xx or 8xx 3 credit hours
ENEL 7xx or 8xx 3 credit hours
ENxx or related discipline 3xx to 8xx* 3 credit hours
ENxx or related discipline 3xx to 8xx* 3 credit hours
ENxx or related discipline 3xx to 8xx* 3 credit hours
ENGG 701 1 credit hour
ENGG 702 1 credit hour
ENGG 703 1 credit hour
ENEL 917 (may be taken over two semesters) 3 credit hours
TOTAL 30 credit hours

*Up to three courses may be taken in related disciplines relevant to the area of specialization and approved by ESE. Up to three courses may be taken at the 300/400 level and must be approved by ESE.

Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electronic Systems Engineering (co-op)
Course Credit Hours
ENEL 800 to ENEL 884 3 credit hours
ENEL 800 to ENEL 884 3 credit hours
ENEL 800 to ENEL 884 3 credit hours
ENEL 7xx or 8xx 3 credit hours
ENEL 7xx or 8xx 3 credit hours
ENxx or related discipline 3xx to 8xx* 3 credit hours
ENxx or related discipline 3xx to 8xx* 3 credit hours
ENxx or related discipline 3xx to 8xx* 3 credit hours
ENGG 601 4 credit hours
ENGG 602 4 credit hours
ENGG 701 1 credit hour
ENGG 702 1 credit hour
ENGG 703 1 credit hour
ENEL 917 (may be taken over two semesters) 3 credit hours
TOTAL 38 credit hours

*Up to three courses may be taken in related engineering or science disciplines relevant to the area of specialization and approved by ESE. Up to three courses may be taken at the 300/400 level and must be approved by ESE.